Leader in the Regional Trade and Supply Chain Management

Most Modern and Advanced Container Terminal in East Africa

Regional Hub

Welcome to SGTD Doraleh Terminal

Société de Gestion du Terminal à conteneurs de Doraleh (SGTD) is the operator of the most modern and technologically advanced terminal in the East Coast of Africa. Leading enabler of trade, the terminal connects local markets to the global supply chain, making it the best performing terminal in the region.

Located in Djibouti, at the entrance to the Red Sea and in the second busiest shipping lane in the world, SGTD is the port of choice for East African markets as well as a regional hub for transshipment while acting as an important gateway for landlocked Ethiopia.

Our Assets

We commit to offer to all our customers access to advanced infrastructure technologies





Superpost Panamax Twin lift


Rubber Tyred Gantry (RTG)


Rail Mounted Gantry (RMG)


Reach Stackers (RS)


Internal Transfer Vehicles (ITV)


Empty Container Handlers (ECH)

Vessel movements

Vessel nameVoyage numberArrival pilot stationShipping line
AS ALVAXA428A22.07.2024 - 09:15 PMMSC
CMA CGM LOME0QC0SE1M23.07.2024 - 05:00 PMCMA CGM
KOTA HANDAL0020N23.07.2024 - 05:00 PMPIL


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Latest news

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The inauguration ceremony of the four new high-capacity gantry cranes and the extension of the stockage yard

On January 22, 2024 we had the official inauguration of four new “Malaccamax” STS to handle the new generation of Ultra Large Container Vessels (ULCV) and the extension of the stacking area by the President of the Republic, His Excellency Mr Ismail Omar Guelleh, alongside the Prime Minister, the Minister of Infrastructure and Equipment, the Chairman of DPFZA and our entire Management team.

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Visit of the state minister of the Republic of Ethiopia

Our management had the honor of hosting a high-level delegation led by the Djibouti minister of infrastructure and equipment and his Ethiopian counterpart, the state minister of transport and logistics of the federal republic of Ethiopia. The visit focused on the various ways in which bilateral relations between our two countries can be strengthened with the increase of joint integration systems being put in place. During this visit, our CEO highlighted the importance of our relations with our first economic partner as we are strengthening our communication with our Ethiopian partners.

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9th International Single Window Conference

On September 25 and 26, we participated in the “9th International Single Window Conference “ hosted by Djibouti Port Community System at the Djibouti Palace Kempinski . The aim of the conference was to accelerate the implementation of the single window with the latest technologies for trade facilitation and smart logistics. The Terminal’s Commercial Manager participated in the panel “Port and Logistics Efficiency contributions to trade facilitation” and shared a unique insight on the advantages of using modern technologies in our daily operations while adding value to our customers’ business.

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Our Customers and Partners

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COVID-19 safety measures

The coronavirus (COVID-19) was identified in 2019 in Wuhan, China. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that can cause a variety of illnesses in humans, from the common cold to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). As a result, the entire world was crippled by its unprecedented spread and no vaccine was in sight until recently.

Like other countries around the world, Djibouti has been actively campaigning to limit the impact of the pandemic on the population. SGTD Doraleh Terminal has also put in place rigorous measures to contain the pandemic within the Terminal:

SGTD has also put in place rigorous measures to contain the pandemic within the terminal:

  • Distribution and wearing of mandatory masks for all employees and visitors,
  • Awareness campaigns conducted by the QHSE team targeting all employees and external drivers to prevent the spread of COVID-19,
  • In partnership with members of the Ministry of Health, two specially fitted and fully equipped containers within the Terminal dedicated to screening all external visitors,
  • Cleaning kits provided inside each cabin for the operators,
  • Hand washing stations in several areas of the Terminal,
  • Closure of gathering places (canteen, mosque…)
  • Distribution of individual gel and gloves,
  • Increase in the number of buses made available to employees,
  • New badging system to avoid contact,
  • Screening session for employees.

SGTD Doraleh Terminal benefited from Djibouti’s government support to carry out a large-scale vaccination campaign among its staff. Nearly 900 employees who were eligible to receive the vaccine got vaccinated which represents nearly 75% of employees.